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Situation at Makmal: residents threaten with new rallies

If in the near future the gold extracting company in Toguz-Toro district does not suspend its activities, the residents will again hold a rally. The Chairman of the rural council in Atay village, Ulanbek Sheripov, told today at a press conference.

According to him, all the locals oppose the work of the new mining company.

«If its activity does not stop till March 10, then people are ready to completely destroy, burn down the factory building. In order to avoid bloodshed, we ask the responsible persons to fulfill the demand of the people. After all, the president himself said that all natural resources would be developed only with the permission of the local population,» said Ulanbek Sheripov.

Recall, residents of the district twice held a rally, demanding to suspend the work of the factory. Last week, they broke into the territory of GL Makmal Developing company and destroyed its fence.

Earlier, Kyrgyzaltyn signed an agreement with Kurandy Developing LLC on the lease of a land plot on the territory of Makmalzoloto. It is planned to build an absolutely new production facility for processing gold-bearing raw materials from the whole country.

The company Kurandy Developing and the Chinese businessman Yang Weihong founded the company GL Makmal Developing, which conducts the work.